Apparently mice have invaded my coop. I have been setting the electronic Rat Zapper out each night and catching one every night...but it's not quick enough. I watched them yesterday, in broad daylight, sneak in under my fence right into my run to steal food. I have hardware cloth skirted to the outside of the fence, but they went right under. I put another layer of hardware cloth on the inside of the fence, but they found a gap. The drill comes out tonight to secure that border and I'm packing up the chick feeder each night for a while so they have nothing to come for. I have fashioned a bucket trap and will set that out tonight as well. I cleaned my coop from top to bottom and removed the feeder that was in there for the winter. Floor is lined with pine shavings, nesting boxes with straw. I thought this would at least eliminate the mice from the coop and they would stay in the run. No such luck...I saw droppings in there this morning. Here's the question: What are the mice looking for in the coop if ther is no food or water? The straw? They seem to be making a beeline for the nesting boxes. AND, I've gotten fewer eggs this week and a bumpy one--are they scaring the chickens? (I also removed their false daylight and rearranged a few things in the coop, so that may be the cause of fewer eggs). WHAT do these mice want from me? Anyone else having this problem? Share your war stories!!!